With 1 in 10 U.S. households own a boat, real estate developers have shifted their developments to cater to the growing boating enthusiasts trend. From South Florida to across the Caribbean, buyers can purchase a villa and receive access to the finest marinas, the house boasts all without ever leaving home. Here are our top 5 favorites.
Turnberry Ocean Club
Turnberry Ocean Club residences were designed with yacht owners in mind offering private complimentary marina access to the newly renovated Turnberry Isle Marina & Yacht Club, down the street from the property. Jeffrey Soffer, the developer of Turnberry Ocean Club, is a big yachter and frequently visits the Turnberry Isle Marina & Yacht Club. The marina, Turnberry Isle Marina & Yacht Club, recently completed a multi-million-dollar renovation complete with exquisite lpe wood decking, a modern aluminum floating dock system that accommodates vessels up to 180 feet (average slip length of 90 feet) offering in-slip fueling and pump-out service. Residents of Turnberry Ocean Club receive complimentary access to the marina along with many more experience-based amenities including access to Fontainebleau aviation, exclusive membership to the elite Turnberry Isle Resort & Country Club, six floors of on-site amenities.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach
Reigning over an expansive seven-and-a-half-acre property nestled on the exclusive shores of Surprise Lake, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach is the only property in Miami with both lake AND ocean access, catering to the ultimate marina-living lifestyle. The property offers a marina with 36 private boat dockages for its owners, as well as unlimited access to The Residences’ private captained day yacht, a Frauscher Lido 1017. The yacht is graciously arranged by the on-site Ritz-Carlton concierge for day trips and to access the navigable marine helipad –also available to residents.
Oceana Bal Harbour
The masterful 240-unit luxury condominium, Oceana Bal Harbour ($3-$30 million) in the elite enclave of Bal Harbour sits completely parallel to the ocean and right across from the Bal Harbour Club Marina for residents to dock and jump in the Miami waterways via their luxury yachts. Oceana Bal Harbour offers resort-style amenities such as: a 24-hour concierge service, an upscale, gourmet residents-only restaurant, Ballerina, a world-class spa, valet parking, private designer cabanas, a relaxation pool and Olympic-style lap pool, a grand salon with chef’s kitchen and bar, a kid’s activity room, a cinema, underground parking, and more. Residents of the development co-own the artful residences’ blue-chip art collection composed of masterworks by internationally-acclaimed artists: Jeff Koons, Callum Innes, An Te Liu, Jorge Mendez Blake, Taryn Simon, Juan Usle and Garth Weiser.
Those looking to dock their superyacht? Check out the island of Bermuda. Located in a private enclave on the west end of the island of Bermuda, Caroline Bay is a 182-acre resort community that boasts a full-service super-yacht marina that has been open since last year, when America’s Cup was hosted on the island. The marina offers state-of-the-art power; water; MarineTech docking system, environmentally secure sewage waste systems and 2,340 linear feet of dock space to accommodate visiting yachts up to 300 feet plus; this includes 30 superyachts berthed Mediterranean style plus 80 berths for smaller vessels. What’s more? The destination will have a collection of 173 Ritz-Carlton Reserve branded residences and a Ritz-Carlton Reserve hotel. The Cove, the first 35 residences are slated to be completed this year.
illa Bimini Resort & Residences
Calling all boating aficionadas, illa Bimini Resort & Residences is the newest 40+ acre community resort that will span three private islands in The Bahamas. Breaking ground this fall, the development is only reachable by boat, seaplane and/or helicopter and will feature an onsite marina. Want more? Owners can fit up to a 90 ft yacht in their backyard. Designed by Island Developers, globally recognized Oppenheim Architecture + Design and renowned landscape architect Raymond Jungles, the idyllic beachfront property will feature 54 designer-ready residential villas and a 49-boutique five-star hotel. Visitors and owners will be able to enjoy a paradise infused with adventure, as the destination is known for its sparkling crystal-clear waters, world-class bone-fishing, fingertip-close access to wild dolphins, colorful coral reefs and modern architecture.